Just bought our pool and set it up last week. I'm using the BBB method, everything was good, except I didn't add CYA when I started up. I've been losing chlorine like crazy, and I know that's the reason. I only have the 6way drop test from walmart, as of right now.
I added CYA yesterday, in a sock and put it in my skimmer basket. I added 1.75lbs, which was the whole bottle. I know I need more, but the pool store was closed.
My question is this, the 1.75lbs was only about half of what I need. What damage would I do if I switched to Dichlor to get my cya the rest of the way? Kids are bugging me to swim, and the cya is taking forever to dissolve.
Thanks for any help y'all can give me! I hope I made sense.